Sierra Sunrise is an oil painting from the Eastern Sierras in Fall. There is a small window of time when the mountains near Bishop, CA turn red and pink in the early morning, actually only about 15 minutes. It was thrilling to see them light up just before the sun actually came up. The colors of the autumn foliage of the cottonwood trees along with the rabbit grass of the area were stunning. This was a fun painting to do as the scene already had a great composition without having to move very many things.